HERSTORY FOR PEACE
HERstory for peace:Women’s Workshops in Cyprus and Ireland was a project mainly consisting of a series of women’s meetings and experiential workshops where women’s history and gender history met peace education and peace building! The project was implemented by the Center for Gender Equality and History (Cyprus) in collaboration with the Herstory organisation (Ireland). It was funded primarily by the European Programme Erasmus+ and co-funded by the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) as well as the Department of Culture (Northern Ireland), the Belfast City Council, and the Northern Ireland Youth Forum. The project started in 1 February 2022 and officially closed its circle of activities in 30 November 2023.
WOMEN'S HISTORY AND PEACE EDUCATION IN ONE CURRICULUM
The main objective of the project was to develop and implement a series of comprehensive workshops where the lens of women’s history would be used as an educational tool, or as a vehicle, to tackle the continuous marginalisation of women from the peace-building efforts and to empower Cypriot and Irish women to be active agents of both peace and gender equality!
Below you can find the lesson plans used for our workshops in Cyprus and Ireland as well as a Brief Report describing our pedagogical approach and educational methodology along with the significance of particular activities included in the lesson plans and the impact of the activities to the participants.
The report closes with a list of practical ‘tips’ for anyone who is interested in implementing similar workshops either in the context of women’s empowerment, peace education or history teaching. If you find this material helpful and you need further clarifications or guidance in implementing them, please contact us! We are very happy to help you spread the work 🙂
A SERIES OF SHORT VIDEOS
TO SPREAD THE STORIES OF CYPRIOT WOMEN
During the workshops, the women participants prepared and presented short stories about women. Particularly in the Cypriot workshops, the enthusiasm regarding the untold stories of Cypriot women who worked for peace, gender equality, and the advancement of society overall resulted in an event where the participants gave presentations on such stories to a wider audience. The insightful stories made both the project team and the participants to want to increase the visibility of such stories. In this context, the Center for Gender Equality and History has announced the launching of a series of short videos based on the stories presented during the relevant event. Press below to watch the first of those videos with English subtitles.
AN ONLINE CONFERENCE AND A PODCAST ON HERSTORY FOR PEACE
To learn more about the project and the concept of women’s history in relevance to women’s empowerment, gender equality, and peace building, listen to this insightful 10-minutes podcast and watch the online conference marking the completion of the Herstory for Peace project.
THE PROJECT’S ARCHIVES